Photo/Story Gallery 2004

Child Passenger Safety a Big Hit at South Florida Fair

Trooper Bassett and Boy Scout Bobby Carlson Trooper Bassett talking to young mothers Trooper McNair, Trooper Starke and FHPA Trooper Jim Porter

The 2004 South Florida Fair, held January 16-February 1, 2004, in West Palm Beach saw the Florida Highway Patrol once again conducting recruitment and traffic safety presentations at their display booth–just one of many sources of information available for the public.

Pictured above left to right: Trooper Conya Bassett and Boy Scout Bobby Carlson at the South Florida Fair; Trooper Bassett talks to some young mothers about the importance of properly restraining their children in the car; and Trooper McNair, Trooper Nathaniel Starke and FHPA Trooper Jim Porter.

This year, Troopers Conya Bassett and Archie McNair did an outstanding job keeping the public informed on a variety of traffic safety issues, including the dangers of aggressive driving and impaired driving, and the importance of wearing seat belts and using child safety seats.

Charles Ansaroft, owner of Ansaroft Painting Inc., who had his display booth right next to the Florida Highway Patrol’s booth said that he could not believe the amount of questions Trooper Basset had to answer about child passenger safety. He stated, “at times, Trooper Bassett had more than 30 people at her booth requesting information on car seats. If I could only get half of that business, I would be a busy man.”

Trooper McNair and FHPA Trooper Jim Porter provided recruitment information for 6 hours a day while still conducting their background investigations duties.

Thanks for a great job well done!!!!